That it occurred during the pendency of a presidential election with over 50 million votes having been cast so far in early voting with a week remaining in the voting period is without parallel. With the confirmation of Justice Barrett, there are no vacancies on federal appellate courts. All vacancies on the Supreme Court and in all eleven federal circuit courts of appeals are filled.
Heins will oversee all post production activities for Cloud to Ground, including staffing, scheduling, budgeting and workflow optimizations. She will manage a team that includes post supervisors, coordinators, production assistants, and editors, and work on projects ranging from features, scripted and unscripted series, branded content, documentaries, and commercials.
DeKalb County announces its Arts and Culture Relief Grant, funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to support professional artists who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The eight-bedroom, seven and a half bath home encompasses 15,738 square feet and is surrounded by a private 2-acre lot with a gated entrance. The home was built by former three-time Super Bowl champion tackle Steve Wallace of the San Francisco 49ers and has been a favorite location for filming TV shows, movies, music videos and commercials.
The virtual film festival will occur Thursday, 10/29/20 through Sunday, 11/1/20 on their website www.pviffatl.com. During this time, you will be able to see amazing films that are being considered for an award and cash prizes, unforgettable panel discussions and interviews with some of your favorite celebrities.
Veteran Film Producer, Writer and Location Manager Alicia (A. O.) Godmasch (upcoming Quake, Married At First Sight) will launch her debut novel, RETROGRADE: THE DARKNESS, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
“For the past five years, we have been actively training a robust workforce of Georgians in below-the-line fields, and this program will create opportunities for storytellers, who would otherwise have to leave the state for jobs in New York and Los Angeles.”
Fayette County’s Pinewood Studios, the home of such blockbusters as “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Ant Man,” has been renamed Trilith Studios.
As a young kid growing up in Powder Springs, Met Clark would sit in his parent’s house and watch movies that were made far away in Hollywood. He watched everything from gut-busting comedies to thrillers with daring rescues and stunts. But he never dreamt of flying out West to join the action.
I want Hollywood to champion new voices and expand the kinds of faces we see in front of and behind the camera but it seems like the only thing they care about is money.
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival returns in its 23rd year as an all-virtual presentation Oct. 24-31, 2020. Connect with cinephiles worldwide as you watch live film premieres and unique, interactive programming from the comfort and safety of your home!
“Cause she had left him, she had been completely gone from the residence for six days. Nobody saw this coming, in a million years. You just don’t think somebody would actually kill someone because they don’t want to be with them anymore, because they want to leave,” Chavala Robinson said.
Georgia State University’s varsity esports team will host the fall PantherLAN Esports Tournament virtually via Twitch from Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
At Georgia Tech’s Savannah campus, the GFA said it has opened a new collaborative production training hub, where they are teaching students from Georgia Southern University.
Several TV and films have returned to Georgia over the past week, and residents are starting to notice productions taking place in their neighborhoods.
With the 2020 presidential election only a few months away, Stacey Abrams has made it her mission to ensure every vote counts in the first trailer for All In: The Fight for Democracy.
Learn “How to Get the Most Out of Your Discord Community,” with Discord expert Paul Hesling. Every game dev, streamer and esports team knows it needs a Discord server. Unfortunately, not enough know what to do with it once it is create!
Scheduled for Oct. 2-3, the annual festival transitioned to a virtual event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Department of Communication, Media and Journalism will host the event, which previously was held in-person on the Gainesville Campus.
Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced that more than 10,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development projects in Georgia during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, generating more than $3.71 billion in new investments.
Although we never envisioned slinging hand sanitizer, masking, and homeschooling as a part of our feature-color-finishing or TV-series-mixing process, we welcomed this new level of collaboration and fully immersed ourselves in the one thing we did see coming in 2020: remote post-production workflow.
ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, announced they have merged organizations to further accelerate their mission to shape the future of esports and gaming.
The SIEGE Investment Conference is the oldest investment conference in the Southeast that focuses on video games and related industries. It gives entrepreneurs in these industries an opportunity to pitch their business concepts to potential investors.
Honorees this year include House Speaker David Ralston, House Representatives Teri Anulewicz, James Beverly, John Carson, Matt Dollar, Chuck Efstration, Brett Harrell, Beth Moore, Terry Rogers, Richard Smith, Calvin Smyre and Ron Stephens. State Senators include Emanuel Jones, Harold Jones, Jeff Mullis, and Nan Orrock.
“Most notably, Justice Ginsburg proved the power of the dissenting voice. It has and will continue to inspire countless storytellers. And, while her life has been celebrated on screen in films like RBG and On the Basis of Sex, her true legacy is inspiring all creators to tell their own stories.
The protocols pave the way for creative workers, who have been hard hit by the pandemic, to resume their crafts and livelihoods in workplaces redesigned around their health.
August data shows job creation from new Georgia projects has already reached one-third of the total jobs reported for fiscal year 2020, and investments are up 11% over July. Despite COVID-19, job creation is 1.5 times higher than the same two months last year.
Growing up in Turkey, Georgia Southern University Associate Professor of Instructional Technology Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D., was intrigued by video games but was only able to toy with the simple software of a friend’s 8-bit home computer.
This year, the 2020 Emmy Awards were a virtual affair, but the Georgia-lensed productions taking home the gold trophy are just a small part of very real success stories for Georgia small businesses and our economy over the last decade plus.
Long time industry vet, Crystal Trawick, most recently COO for Fun Academy Studios, will serve as CEO/President and the company will provide partnership opportunities for production, distribution and in-theatre marketing.
Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced an increase in economic development projects in Georgia and a total of more than $7.4 billion in new investments made in the state during fiscal year 2020.
Governor Brian P. Kemp, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and its Tourism division, Explore Georgia, as well as more than 700 tourism industry professionals from across the state gathered virtually for the Georgia Tourism Summit.
Without federal aid to survive the continued shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the possibility of beloved live music havens shuttering in Georgia and around the country is becoming more of a reality.
The brand and an archive of material stretching back to the magazine’s 1979 debut have been purchased by Wanderwall Entertainment CEO Tara Ansley (Beast Beast, Tragedy Girls) and entrepreneur Abhi Goel in a deal that will maintain the current quarterly release schedule of Fangoria’s print magazine, as well as editor-in-chief Phil Nobile Jr. and managing editor Meredith Borders.
Three Ring Studios in Newton County has partnered with Cinelease, one of the leading lighting and equipment rental companies in the film industry. The more than $100 million studio is expected to open this fall.
After postponing the scheduled May event, the second annual Etowah Film Festival will be going completely virtual.
With a mission to put more Georgians to work in all aspects of the state’s multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, the Georgia Film Academy (GFA), in partnership with Skillshot Media, today kicks off its first-ever Esports program at Georgia State University (GSU).
Business owners and entertainment professionals from Columbus and beyond attended the Focus Film Columbus GA virtual event on Thursday, August 26th. These events, usually held live, connect entertainment professionals, artists and local businesses.
Picture one of your favorite scenes from a movie or TV show. Maybe it’s a heart-pounding car chase through the Atlanta streets or the Queen of Soul belting out a song from the choir loft of an old church.
“The MPA applauds the work of our global law enforcement partners for putting an end to the piracy operations conducted by SPARKS. As the MPA continues to protect the entertainment industry and the creative works it produces, it is gratifying to see such a strong coordinated effort to dismantle one of the world’s largest piracy enterprises.”
When it comes to high-end cinema cameras, there’s a somewhat different mantra among filmmakers. That it’s better to rent than to buy (in some cases, like with the ARRI Alexa 65, it’s only a rentable camera). Now, obviously there are exceptions.
Indeed, the new legislation provides for stricter rules and audit requirements, while increasing the time it takes for productions to monetize the tax credit benefits. These measures, and a few more discussed below, are intended to address critics and inconsistencies with the current tax credit quantification process in a manner that results in a win-win for all involved.
During September 10-13, the festival will screen a mix of local, national, and international short and feature films streamed via RoleCallWatch. Along with films, the festival will include social media filmmaker interviews, panels and behind-the-scenes content.
Atlanta Movie Tours opened in 2012 with the dream of bringing #GeorgiaFilm to life for fans and for 8 years, we have done our best to bring you all of the best in Georgia entertainment. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing staff and partners and our sincerest appreciation goes out to each and every one of you.
SAG-AFTRA, in partnership with 11 other arts and entertainment organizations and unions, today sent a letter to President Donald Trump to request his administration’s help in bringing about much needed reform to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program in regards to mixed earner workers.
Gamers Outreach, an organization that provides recreation to kids in hospitals through video games, is partnering with the Atlanta-based charity fundraising platform Softgiving on a campaign to provide entertainment to families receiving care.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced that Ludovic Ortuno, co-founder and chief operating officer for CIDEP, has been selected to direct a team of four other specialists who will continue the state’s international trade representation and support in Canada after a nationwide search.
Aggressor Adventures, leading adventure travel brand, and Wild Harvest Productions are diving into the wild countryside of Belize to discover the beauty and bounty of local, sustainable harvesting during a few special episodes of Les Stroud’s Wild Harvest.
The entertainment professional becomes an employee of the corporation and the corporation “loans out” the services of the employee/shareholder. Loan Out Corporations enable entertainment professionals to maximize the deductibility of all of their business-related expenses.
Only 12% of projects were audited in 2016, but even those audits did not uncover about $4 million in ineligible expenditures in eight projects, according to the DOAA. Under the new law, the Department of Revenue will be required to adopt new audit standards and to maintain a list of independent auditors eligible to complete the work.
The Columbus Film Commission is inviting those interested to attend the next Focus Film Columbus GA event. This virtual event will take place on August 26th at 2:00 PM and will be hosted via ZOOM.
The new law appears to be in response to an audit report issued by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) earlier this year that called into question the manner in which both the Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Department of Economic Development (DEcD) have administered the film tax credit.
In continuing the discussion of diversity and inclusion in the media and necessary systemic changes in the industry, the SAG-AFTRA President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement presented Race & Storytelling: Asian American Voices on July 21.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is proud to announce a team of SCAD students from its School of Entertainment Arts has won the grand prize in the 2020 Coca-Cola Refreshing Films program, a student filmmaking competition. SCAD students also won the competition in 2019.
Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Mehmet is a director and a cinematographer. He earned an undergraduate degree in Communications Arts and Broadcasting, with a minor in Political Science, from Georgia Southern University.
Lee Thomas, Georgia Trend’s 2019 Georgian of the Year and state Department of Economic Development’s deputy commissioner for film, music and digital entertainment, recently spoke at a meeting of the White Oak Golden K.
While the music industry continues to face unprecedented challenges from the closure of music venues and the reduction in music usage in shops, restaurants and other businesses, there’s a lot to be hopeful about. Music instrument sales have increased.
Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced a strong start to the first month of fiscal year 2021, as the state attracted new investment projects. In the month of July, Georgia announced roughly $574 million in new investments and 3,629 new jobs created in nearly every region of the state.
So what are some of the changes we are seeing in the COVID-19 environment? For certain, it has taken more time to get policies approved with additional questions being asked. We are advising all clients to start the process earlier than before to ensure the production is not delayed due to a delay in the policy issuance.
On the heels of the news that multiple Georgia-lensed productions have received nearly 50 total 2020 Emmy Award nominations, Governor…
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today designated SoundExchange as the authoritative source of International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) data in the United States.
The title for Saturday morning’s service was the nickname the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave Lewis at their first meeting in 1958 in Montgomery.
The Atlanta-based mogul opens up about how he was able to complete the first quarantine TV production in the U.S., the challenges he faced on set and the advice he’d give to others trying to start up again.
When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in late-March – providing temporary economic relief for entertainment workers – it was already clear that subsequent COVID-19 legislation would be required in short order to address substantial issues that working people continue to face as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
IATSE released a set of guidelines Tuesday detailing a possible COVID-19 Safety Program for stagecraft workers in entertainment venues and workspaces like Theaters and Live Performance Venues.
In the film, television, and streaming industry especially, we understand the importance of how words and stories can challenge our view of society, and how they can make an everlasting impact on our history. Few Americans have changed the course of history like Congressman John Lewis did through his words and actions.
The 2020 Macon Film Festival is on for August and will feature a new documentary about Macon-based piano-player, rock-and-roller, tree-farmer and family-man Chuck Leavell.
While the level of production is not to the level of what it was prior to the shutdown in March, according to the state’s film and television production office, there are currently 13 crews working in various parts of the state.
A broad coalition of arts and entertainment unions and organizations came out today in support of the Mixed Earner Unemployment Assistance Act of 2020, which was introduced by U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA) to remedy some of the unintended flaws in previous COVID-19 relief bills.
The deal expands on a pre-existing relationship between Tenderfoot TV and iHeartMedia. The companies teamed up in 2018 to serialize the Atlanta Monster podcast by looking at new high-profile serial killers in each season.
Launched a little over a week ago, the Georgia Safety Promise is a public-private partnership and safety campaign to remind Georgia businesses and the public of the importance of following COVID-19 safety guidelines by agreeing to simple – yet critical – measures that help protect Georgians from COVID-19, minimize spread of the virus, and keep Georgia open for business.
Esports has broken into mainstream media and become a $1 billion industry over the past few years. Leagues have formed around individual games, like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch, attracting six-figure investments that finance teams or individual players.
For the past 50 years, Comic-Con has grown into the Mecca for all things Comics. Collectors, fans, and self-proclaimed geeks, as well as comic-book authors, exhibitors, and TV & movie stars, have all flocked to downtown San Diego to celebrate the 4-day event.
Free to film and television production workers, casts, and crew, GFA’s CCC provides an unprecedented virtual training program of safety and sanitation best practices and procedures for anyone who works on a film set in Georgia.
With everything from serial dating to zombie surprises, Los Angeles based director, Sonia Bajaj, has something for everybody in her five fantastic short films. Having shot around the world, Bajaj took her stories to Atlanta, Georgia and in association with Craig Miller Productions, brought her stories to life.
In addition to their recent approval and funding from the City of Savannah for their alternative Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020, Savannah Jazz was awarded a Resiliency Grant by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
With nearly 250,000 registered players from all over the world, the event will have the highest number of participants of any DreamHack tournament to date. A total of $1.75 million USD will be awarded, with a prize pool of $250,000 up for grabs every month beginning this weekend, through January 2021.
A 40,000 square foot warehouse in southeast Los Angeles has been hosting concerts throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The stage was created by the same company who built Coachella’s main stage in 2019, the lighting and LED wall are a similar festival quality, and the sound is huge.
Most entertainment workers who found themselves out of work practically overnight in mid-March due to COVID-19 related cancellations across all sectors of the industry are still waiting to safely return to work.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that gaming software company Amebous Labs, founded by Georgia Tech graduate Annie Eaton, will open a virtual reality studio in Atlanta. This $1.5 million investment will deliver 12 jobs to the esports capital of the nation.
Skillshot Media, Gamers.Vote, and esports organization Ghost Gaming announced InvitationATL—a virtual event on July 21 focused on voter registration and including a $10,000 online invitational Fortnite tournament.
The new degree programs — a bachelor of arts in game design and a bachelor of science in game development — were created through a collaboration between CMII and regional game development industry partners, including the Georgia Film Academy.
Some people were naturally upset — a number of locals worked behind the scenes, performed background work for various episodes and had a steady flow of income for the multiple months the series made Savannah its home base. Others veered more negative, lamenting their opinion of the poor quality of the show as reason enough to ignore its departure from the NBC lineup.
Home to Tyler Perry’s sprawling film studio, Pinewood’s Atlanta outpost and other production facilities, the Peach State is establishing itself as a pioneer in the industry’s quest to get back to work.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), in conjunction with the Georgia Facilities Working Group, released a best practices guide to reopening public assembly facilities in the state, such as live entertainment and sports venues, museums, and retail stores.
Across the state, 148 organizations were collectively awarded more than $1 million in funding for operating support (Partner Grant), arts projects (Project Grant), or an Arts Education Program Grant. Additional grants in the Vibrant Communities and Cultural Facilities program areas will be awarded in the fall of 2020.
The Executive Director of Los Angeles-based Women in Film – Kirsten Schaffer – was an LGBTQ activist from her early youth. Programming film festivals was a way to channel her energies since she quickly realized that “stories have the power to change hearts and minds, and that cultural change precedes political change”.
On Tuesday, June 30 from 10am PST – 12pm PST, the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) will present a virtual town hall centered around racial equity, diversity and inclusion in the television, film and commercial production workplace, with a focus on location management.
Atlanta-based Playa Azul Media (PAM) Studios, the first Latina-owned production company in Georgia, is excited to announce the purchase of commercial space to build its first two sound studios in downtown Rome, Ga.
NBC has canceled Savannah-filmed “Council of Dads,” with two episodes left in the first season, according to writer and executive producer Joan Rater.
The upcoming esports reality show, GAMEMASTER has announced a partnership with MakerForce, a grassroots emergency response organization, to expand its efforts in the fight against coronavirus. The partnership will allow both organizations to expand their reach and provide PPE supplies to an even larger network of medical providers in need.